1. Day 1
  2. Day 2
  1. 09:00 - 10:00 (1 hour)

    Registration and Housing Exhibition open

    Sponsored by Savills

  2. 10:00 - 10:15 (15 minutes)

    Opening remarks

    David Orr, Chief Executive, National Housing Federation

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    David reflects on the truly significant events of 2017 including the General Election and the sector landscape redefining Grenfell Tower tragedy.

  3. 10:15 - 10:45 (30 minutes)

    Fixing the broken housing market

    Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government
    Laura Kuenssberg, Political Editor, BBC

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    • Creating a bold, radical vision for housing
    • Delivering a strategic, system based-response to the national challenge of ensuring we are safe in our homes
    • Planning properly so that we can get the right homes built in the right places
    • Developing a new rental housing market
    • Releasing public land for new housing
    • Working with councils to produce realistic housing plans
    • The future of rent policy
  4. 10:45 - 11:15 (30 minutes)

    Analysing the Economy and the Housing Market

    Frances Coppola, Financial writer and commentator and visiting advanced fellow, Sheffield University

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    • Predicting, analysing and mitigating the impact of Brexit on the UK economy and housing market
    • The effect Brexit could have on interest rates
    • Are housing associations really as counter-cyclical as they think they are?
    • What impact does the sectors increased exposure to commercial sales markets have on its levels of risk and ratings?
  5. 11:45 - 12:30 (45 minutes)
    • 11:45 - 12:30 (45 minutes)

      S1: Making Offsite Construction Work

      Increasing Housing Supply Stream

      Alan Yates, John D Synnuck

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      • Creating the scale required to make offsite construction viable
      • Overcoming the challenges preventing mainstream adoption of offsite construction
      • Reviewing the current evidence base
    • 11:45 - 12:30 (45 minutes)

      S2: Developing Partnerships to Tackle Homelessness

      Delivering in Partnership Stream

      Cllr Paul Smith

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      • What more can housing associations do to address homelessness?
      • Who is going to house the poorest people in society?
      • Exploring examples of successful joint working projects
    • 11:45 - 12:30 (45 minutes)

      S3: Too Big to Fail?

      Transformation in Practice Stream

      Mark Washer, Ann Santry CBE

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      • Are mega-mergers the best way forward for the sector?
      • Realising the benefits of consolidation for the wider sector
      • Overcoming the challenges of bringing two organisations together
  6. 12:30 - 13:30 (1 hour)

    Lunch and networking

    Housing Exhibition

  7. 13:45 - 14:45 (1 hour)
    • 13:45 - 14:45 (1 hour)

      S4: Raising the Bar in the Quality and Standards of Housing Developments

      Increasing Housing Supply

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      • What does the tragic disaster at Grenfell Tower mean for UK housing development?

      • Aspiration versus compliance – going above and beyond in pursuit of development quality standards

      • Changing the way that standards are assessed

    • 13:45 - 14:45 (1 hour)

      S5: Partnerships for the Delivery of Affordable Housing

      Delivering in Partnership

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      • Joint working to deliver new affordable homes at scale
      • Creating new delivery vehicles to achieve ambitious levels of housing supply
      • Understanding the future of affordable ownership
      • Exploring the growing range of tenure products
    • 13:45 - 14:45 (1 hour)

      S6: Delivering Culture Change

      Transformation in Practice

      Micheal West

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      • Why does culture eat strategy for breakfast?
      • How can you measure or assess the culture of your organisation?
      • Understanding the importance of leadership in driving culture change
      • Examples of large scale cultural transformation in practice
  8. 14:30 - 15:15 (45 minutes)
    • 14:30 - 15:15 (45 minutes)

      S7: Creating new products for millennials

      Increasing Housing Supply

      Claire Powell

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      • Understanding the needs, views and experiences of young people to create attractive products for them
      • Responding to the White Paper and developing homes suitable for young renters
      • Exploring the innovators testing the market with new products
    • 14:30 - 15:15 (45 minutes)

      S8: Housing Association Joint Ventures

      Delivering in Partnership

      Larry Gold, David Montague

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      • Bringing balance sheet capacity and expertise together to enable both organisations to deliver more houses
      • Using joint ventures to increase your footprint
      • Working in partnership to deliver larger, more complex projects
    • 14:30 - 15:15 (45 minutes)

      S9: Achieving Efficiency through Transformation

      Transformation in Practice

      Mark Henderson, Kevin Dodd

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      • Benchmarking efficiency across the sector
      • Piloting indicators of effi ciency and effectiveness as a Sector Scorecard
      • Delivering a transformation programme to improve your Value for Money
      • Defining Value for Money – fiscal efficiency versus social value
  9. 15:15 - 16:15 (1 hour)

    Refreshments and networking

    Housing Exhibition

  10. 15:45 - 16:45 (1 hour)

    Safeguarding the sector: why talent development is essential to organisational stability

    Terrie Alafat CBE, Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Housing
    Julie Fadden, Chief Executive and President, South Liverpool Homes and Chartered Institute of Housing
    Geraldine Howley, Group Chief Executive, Incommunities Group
    Nigel Jeremy, Chief Learning Officer, British Airways
    Boris Worrall, Chief Executive, Rooftop Housing Group

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    • Understanding the skills required by new business models and creating development strategies to nurture them
    • Exploring what the sector can do to highlight the innovation within it and attract talented people to work in housing
    • Using apprenticeships to bring talented young people into the sector
    • Making the business case for talent development – learning from the best
    • Battle Royale! - future leaders versus the present 
  11. 16:45 - 17:15 (30 minutes)

    The New Homes and Communities Agency – Our Vision for the Future

    Nick Walkley, Chief Executive, Homes and Communities Agency

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    • Communicating a bold ambition to deliver a step change in the building of homes and communities
    • Creating a housing market which truly works for everyone
    • Developing new partnerships and bringing fresh ideas to transform the market
    • Supporting the sector to deliver on its development goals
    • Ambition setting – identifying the opportunities that new ways of working will bring 
  12. 17:15 - 17:45 (30 minutes)

    Awards Ceremony

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    Presentation to the winner of the 24 Housing Young Leaders Competition.

  13. 17:45 - 18:30 (45 minutes)

    AGM and drinks reception

    Housing Exhibition

  14. 18:30 - 23:00 (4 hours, 30 minutes)

    Regional drinks receptions

    Brindley Place

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    Join your regional peers to discuss the day and take part in the pub quiz!